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2017 Party for the Planet

presented by Disneynature
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This Earth Day weekend, join us for a magical celebration of nature at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.

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Celebrate Earth Day With Us

Enjoy a fun and festive way to connect with nature and be inspired to protect our planet.

During Party for the Planet, you’ll enjoy extra opportunities to explore the nature and wildlife of Disney’s Animal Kingdom park, thanks to a variety of enhanced park offerings, including:

  • Interactive activities for all ages
  • Immersive entertainment 
  • Enhanced animal encounters
  • Commemorative photo options and merchandise

Throughout the event, experts will be on hand to provide enriched educational opportunities and answer questions you may have about animals, conservation and how you can help protect the planet.


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Kickstart the Fun

Upon arrival at the park, visit the Oasis to get your party essentials. 

Be sure to pick up an event Times Guide, featuring specific details about Party for the Planet experiences—including locations and times. Plus, select a Conservation Cut-Out (while supplies last), which you can use throughout the park as you participate in Party for the Planet activities.

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Educational Activities

Participate in family-friendly activities that will delight nature-lovers of all ages. Highlights include:

Nature Bingo

  • Location: The Oasis near the wallaby exhibit 
  • Description: Explore the natural habitats of the Oasis while searching for items featured on your Bingo card
Simba Says
  • Location: Discovery Island near Viva Gaia Street Band!
  • Description: Test your knowledge of animals and their behaviors during this Simon Says-inspired activity
Wildlife Corridors Migration Rocks!
  • Location: Conservation Station 
  • Description: Put together a puzzle and uncover some of the challenges migratory birds face during their travels
A Leopard’s Journey
  • Location: Near Tiger Overlook at Maharajah Jungle Trek
  • Description: Track a snow leopard  using the same tools as a field biologist
Measure Your Footprint
  • Location: Near “Cementasaurus” in DinoLand U.S.A. 
  • Description: Answer a series of questions to determine the size of your environmental footprint

Note: Activities and locations are subject to change. For the most up-to-date details, please check the Times Guide at the park during Party for the Planet.

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Immersive Experiences

Delight in more immersive animal encounters and nature-inspired experiences.

Animal Care Experts
Learn more about the many majestic animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park! Additional animal care experts will be on hand throughout Party for the Planet—so you’ll have more chances to see animal enrichment programs, trainings and feedings, and ask the experts questions about animals.

Flights of Wonder Show Enhancement
Before and during select Flights of Wonder shows, enjoy an enhanced learning experience and animal encounter led by a veterinarian and Natural Encounters, Inc.

Face Painting
Transform your look with a nature-inspired design. Face-paint artists will be located at Rafiki’s Planet Watch.

Note: Experiences and locations are subject to change. For the most up-to-date details, please check the Times Guide at the park during Party for the Planet. 

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Commemorate Your Weekend

Discover nature-inspired merchandise and event-themed photo ops.

Nature-Inspired Merchandise
Shop for merchandise inspired by nature and wildlife, like plush toys, apparel and more.

Special Vendors

From April 19 through 23, 2017, some conservation-savvy vendors will be at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park, including:

  • Boiled Books, featuring embossed artwork and stationery created with pressed natural elements, like leaves, flowers and seeds
  • Petal Pushers, a purveyor of giftable plants
  • Jortra, selling handmade jewelry made from coffee beans, orange peels and cantaloupe seeds

These vendors can be found outside Island Merchantile on Discovery Island and at Mombasa Marketplace in Africa. 

Disney PhotoPass® Service

Let Disney PhotoPass Photographers capture your Party for the Planet experience! You can enhance your photos with Earth Day-inspired overlays, available on-site and online. Plus, enjoy a Disneynature Born in China-themed “magic shot.”

Event-specific photo frames can be used at Disney PhotoPass Photographer locations in front of the Tree of Life.

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Continue the Celebration

Party for the Planet also celebrates the release of the Disneynature film Born in China. Opening in theaters on Friday, April 21, 2017, Born in China takes moviegoers on a grand journey into the wilds of China to follow the adventures of 3 animal families—including pandas, golden snub-nosed monkeys and snow leopards. 

A Donation in Your Honor
If you see Born in China during opening week, Disneynature will make a donation in your honor to World Wildlife Fund through the Disney Conservation Fund. The donation will support the World Wildlife Fund’s efforts to protect wild pandas and snow leopards.

Pick up an Activity Packet 
While at Party for the Planet, stop by the education activity station in Asia—located near Tiger Overlook at Maharajah Jungle Trek—to pick up an activity packet, available while supplies last.

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Disney Conservation Fund

The Walt Disney Company is committed to protecting the planet and using resources wisely. Since 1995, the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) has contributed more than $65 million to support conservation programs in 115 countries.

While attending Party for the Planet, you’ll have opportunities to learn about the Disney Conservation Fund and its work to reverse the decline of at-risk wildlife and increase the time that kids spend in nature.

Learn more about the Disney Conservation Fund.

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